Comparison between:
- 2019 BMW i3 42 kWh
- 2020 Volkswagen ID.3 1st
- 2020 Tesla Model 3 Standard Range Plus RWD
- 2020 KIA e-Niro 4

Brand, model, trim, price

Information about the brand, series, model name and year, trim and price of the electric vehicle.

2019 BMW i3 42 kWh2020 Volkswagen ID.3 1st2020 Tesla Model 3 Standard Range Plus RWD2020 KIA e-Niro 4
Series-ID.--
2019 BMW i3 42 kWh2020 Volkswagen ID.3 1st2020 Tesla Model 3 Standard Range Plus RWD2020 KIA e-Niro 4
Model alias-ID3 1stModel 3 S+
Model 3 SR+
Niro EV
eNiro
Niro Electric
Trim42 kWh-Standard Range Plus RWD4
Model year2019202020202020
MarketNorth America, EuropeEuropeNorth America, Europe, China, AustraliaNorth America, Europe, South Korea
PriceUSD 44,450 (USA, Jul 2019)
GBP 35,350 (UK, Jul 2019)
EUR 42,300 (NL, Jul 2019)
EUR 38,000 (DE, Jul 2019)
EUR 39,950 (FR, Jul 2019)
EUR 39,900 (ES, Jul 2019)
EUR 39,990 (DE, Sep 2019)USD 37,990 (USA, May 2020)
GBP 38,500 (UK, Nov 2019)
EUR 44,390 (DE, Nov 2019)
AUD 72,896 (AU, Nov 2019)
CNY 363,900 (China, Nov 2019)
GBP 37,995 (UK, Dec 2019)

Body style, dimensions, volumes, weights.

Information about the EV body style, dimensions, clearance, volumes, curb weight, GVWR.

Body styleHatchbackHatchbackSedanCrossover
MaterialsCarbon fiber reinforced polymer
Aluminium
Steel
Aluminium
Mild steel
High-strength steel
Ultra-high-strength steel
Aluminium
Advanced High Strength Steel
Aluminium
Exterior colorsJucaro Beige Metallic
Capparis White
Fluid Black
Imperial Blue Metallic
Melbourne Red Metallic
Mineral Grey Metallic
White
Teal
Solid Black
Midnight Silver Metallic
Red Multi-Coat
Pearl White Multi Coat
Deep Blue Metallic
Graphite
White Pearl
Midnight Black
Pluto Brown
Gravity Blue
Aluminium Silver Metallic
Silky Silver Metallic
Dark Gray Metallic
Runway Red Metallic
Snow White
Interior colorsBlack
Dark Grey
Light Grey
Brown
White-Orange
Grey-Black
Black
Black and White
Black
Grey
Number of doors5545
Number of seats4555
Length157.9 in
4011 mm
167.8 in
4261 mm
184.8 in
4694 mm
172.2 in
4375 mm
Width69.9 in
1775 mm
71.2 in
1809 mm
72.8 in
1849 mm
71.1 in
1805 mm
Width with mirrors80.3 in
2040 mm
-82.2 in
2088 mm
-
Width with folded mirrors--76.1 in
1933 mm
-
Height62.9 in
1598 mm
61.1 in
1552 mm
56.8 in
1443 mm
61.4 in
1560 mm
Wheelbase101.2 in
2570 mm
108.9 in
2765 mm
113.2 in
2875 mm
106.3 in
2700 mm
Front track61.9 in
1572 mm
-62.2 in
1580 mm
62.0 in
1576 mm
Rear track62.0 in
1575 mm
-62.2 in
1580 mm
62.4 in
1585 mm
Clearance5.5 in
139 mm
-5.5 in
140 mm
6.1 in
155 mm
Front headroom39.6 in
1006 mm
-40.3 in
1024 mm
40.1 in
1018 mm
Rear headroom37.2 in
945 mm
-37.7 in
958 mm
37.7 in
957 mm
Front shoulder room53.6 in
1361 mm
-56.3 in
1430 mm
56.0 in
1423 mm
Rear shoulder room49.2 in
1250 mm
-54.0 in
1372 mm
55.1 in
1400 mm
Front hip room--53.4 in
1356 mm
53.7 in
1364 mm
Rear hip room--52.4 in
1331 mm
48.3 in
1227 mm
Front legroom40.5 in
1029 mm
-42.7 in
1085 mm
41.7 in
1059 mm
Rear legroom31.9 in
810 mm
-35.2 in
894 mm
36.0 in
914 mm
Passenger volume--2746.7 l
97.00 ft3
2.75 m3
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Trunk volume260.0 l
9.18 ft3
0.26 m3
385.0 l
13.60 ft3
0.39 m3
340.0 l
12.01 ft3
0.34 m3
451.0 l
15.93 ft3
0.45 m3
Maximum trunk volume1100.0 l
38.85 ft3
1.10 m3
--1405.0 l
49.62 ft3
1.41 m3
Secondary trunk volume--84.8 l
2.99 ft3
0.08 m3
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Curb weight2965.22 lb
1345 kg
3637.63 lb
1650 kg
3551.65 lb
1611 kg
3994.78 lb
1812 kg
Payload970.03 lb
440 kg
-989.88 lb
449 kg
921.53 lb
418 kg
GVWR3780.93 lb
1715 kg
-4541.52 lb
2060 kg
4916.31 lb
2230 kg
Drag coefficient0.29 Cd0.267 Cd0.23 Cd0.29 Cd
Additional informationOverhang front / rear - 770 / 965 mm--Height with roof rails - 1570 mm

Electric motor

Information about the model's electric motor and its performance

ManufacturerBMWVolkswagenTesla-
Model-APP 310L13-
Electric motor typePermanent magnet synchronousBrushless DCSwitched reluctancePermanent magnet synchronous
Location of the motorRearRearRearFront
Voltage--370 V356 V
Power125 kW
167.6 hp
170.0 ps
150 kW
201.2 hp
203.9 ps
211 kW
283.0 hp
286.9 ps
150 kW
201.2 hp
203.9 ps
Maximum power RPM4800 rpm--3800 - 8000 rpm
Torque250 Nm
25.5 kgm
184.4 ft-lb
310 Nm
31.6 kgm
228.6 ft-lb
-395 Nm
40.3 kgm
291.3 ft-lb
Regenerative brakingYesYesYesYes
Driving modesEco
Eco+
Comfort
--Eco
Eco+
Comfort
Sport
Additional information--A specific switched relucatance phase-permanent magnet motor with variable frequency drive and liquid cooling.Four levels of regenerative baking - from 0 to 3.

Performance

Information about the top speed and acceleration of the model.

Top speed93.2 mph
150.0 km/h
99.4 mph
160.0 km/h
139.8 mph
225.0 km/h
103.8 mph
167.0 km/h
Acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h7.20 s-5.60 s7.80 s
Acceleration from 0 to 60 mph--5.30 s7.50 s

Driving range

Information about the official driving range of the model according to EPA, NEDC, WPTL.

Driving rangeNEDC: 223.1 mi / 359.0 km
EPA: 153.0 mi / 246.2 km
WLTP: 192.6 mi / 310.0 km
WLTP: 261.0 mi / 420.0 kmNEDC: 285.8 mi / 460.0 km
EPA: 250.0 mi / 402.3 km
WLTP: 254.1 mi / 409.0 km
EPA: 239.0 mi / 384.6 km
WLTP: 282.0 mi / 453.8 km
WLTP: 382.0 mi / 614.8 km

Energy efficiency

Information about the energy efficiency of the model in various measurement units according to EPA, NEDC, WPTL.

Energy efficiencyNEDC, CMB: 13.1 kWh/100 km
EPA, CMB: 30 kWh/100 mi
EPA, CMB: 102 MPGe
EPA, CMB: 112 MPGe
EPA, CTY: 124 MPGe
-EPA, CMB: 24 kWh/100 mi
EPA, HWY: 132 MPGe
EPA, CMB: 141 MPGe
EPA, CTY: 148 MPGe
EPA, CMB: 30 kWh/100 mi
EPA, HWY: 102 MPGe
EPA, CMB: 112 MPGe
EPA, CTY: 123 MPGe
WLTP, CTY: 11.8 kWh/100 km
WLTP, CMB: 14.9 kWh/100 km

Energy class

Information about the energy class of the electric car.

Energy classA+A+AA+

Steering

Information about the type of the steering mechanism of the model and related features.

Type of steering mechanismRack and pinionRack and pinionRack and pinionRack and pinion
Type of power steeringElectronicElectronicElectronicElectronic
Turning circle9.86 m
32.35 ft
10.2 m
33.46 ft
11.8 m
38.71 ft
10.6 m
34.78 ft
Lock-to-lock turns--2.052.57

Transmission

Information about the transmission of the model.

Type of transmissionAutomatic single-speed reduction gearAutomatic single-speed reduction gearAutomatic single-speed reduction gearAutomatic single-speed reduction gear
DrivetrainRear-wheel drive (RWD)Rear-wheel drive (RWD)Rear-wheel drive (RWD)Front-wheel drive (FWD)
Axle ratio9.665-98.206
Additional informationTransmission type: GE1B---

Suspension

Information about the system of components that connects the wheels and axles to the chassis.

Front suspensionIndependent
MacPherson strut
Coil springs (helical springs)
Shock absorbers
-Independent
Double wishbone
Coil springs (helical springs)
Telescopic shock absorbers
Anti-roll bar (stabilizer link / stabilizer bar)
Independent
MacPherson strut
Shock absorbers
Rear suspensionIndependent
Multi-link
Coil springs (helical springs)
-Independent
Multi-link
Coil springs (helical springs)
Telescopic shock absorbers
Independent
Multi-link

Brakes

Information about the brake system used on this model.

Front brakesVentilated discs-Ventilated discsVentilated discs
Rear brakesVentilated discs-Ventilated discsDiscs
Additional information--Rotor diameter front / rear - 320 / 335 mm
Brake pad thickness front / rear - 10 / 9 mm
Electrically actuated parking brake integrated into rear calliper
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Rims

Information about the rims available for this electric car.

Rims5Jx20
5Jx19
5.5Jx19
-8.5Jx19 ET40
8.5Jx18 ET40
7Jx17 ET50

Tyres

Information about the tyres available for this electric vehicle.

Tyres155/70R19 84Q
155/60R20
175/50R20
-235/45R18
235/40R19
215/55R17 94W

Battery

Specifications and features of the rechargeable battery that powers this vehicle.

ManufacturerSamsung SDI-Tesla and PanasonicSK Innovation
Model--NCR21700A-
Type of rechargeable batteryLithium-Ion-Lithium-IonLi-Ion Polymer
Battery capacity42.2 kWh58 kWh54 kWh64 kWh
Number of cells--2976294
Number of modules--43
Voltage352 V-360 V356 V
Energy density--260 Wh/kg141.3 Wh/kg
Weight---1007.51 lb
457 kg
LocationUnder the floor, middleUnder the floor, middleUnder the floor, middleUnder the floor, middle
CoolingWater-based coolant circulation-Water-based coolant circulationWater-based coolant circulation
Minimum ambient temperature---30 °C
-22 °F
-
Maximum ambient temperature--60 °C
140 °F
-
Additional informationThe net battery capacity is 37.9 kWh
Uses 120 Ah square cells
Estimated volumetric energy density - 449 Wh/L
Optional battery heating system
VW explicitly states this is the net battery capacity
Estimated gross capacity - 62 kWh
The battery is automatically cooled when at 48°C or above and heated when at -7.5°C or below.
Usable battery capacity - at least 50 kWh.
The 53.6 kWh total battery capacity is estimated.
2976 cells with 31 cells per brick.
A total of 4 modules - 2 with 23 bricks and 2 with 25 bricks.
Capacity - 180 Ah
Battery heating system with heat pump

Charging type

Information about the different types of charging of this specific electric car.

Charging typeHousehold charging, 2.8 kW
BMW i Wallbox 3.7 kW, 3.7 kW
BMW i Wallbox 7.4 kW, 7.4 kW
BMW i Wallbox 11 kW, 11 kW
DC fast charging, 50 kW
Wallbox, 7.2 kW
Wallbox, 11 kW
DC charging, 100 kW
NEMA 5-15, 1.44 kW
SAE J1772 Adapter, 5.76 kW
NEMA 14-50, 9.6 kW
Wall Connector, 11.5 kW
Supercharger, 120 kW
3-pin AC charging, 2.3 kW
AC charging, 7.2 kW
DC charging, 50 kW
DC charging, 100 kW

Onboard charger/Charging port

Information about the onboard charger(s)/charging port(s) available on this electric vehicle.

Onboard charger/Charging portOnboard charger, Type 2 CCS2, 11 kW
Onboard charger, Type 1 CCS1, 11 kW
-Onboard charger, Tesla, 11.5 kWOnboard charger, Type 2 CCS2, 7.2 kW

Charging time

Information about the estimated charging time for this EV depending on the various type of charging it supports.

Charging timeDC fast charging, 0:41
BMW i Wallbox 11 kW, 3:50
BMW i Wallbox 7.4 kW, 5:42
BMW i Wallbox 3.7 kW, 11:24
Household charging, 15:04
DC charging, 0:28-0:30
Wallbox 11 kW, 5:17
Wallbox 7.2 kW, 8:04
Supercharger, 0:30
SAE J1772 Adapter, 3:23-11:17
Wall Connector, 5:39
NEMA 14-50, 6:46
NEMA 5-15, 45:08
DC charging 100 kW, 0:31-0:39
DC charging 50 kW, 1:02-1:17
AC charging, 8:54
3-pin AC charging, 27:50

Additional features

A list of standard and optional exterior and interior features of the model.

Additional featuresRear cupholders (S)
Adaptive Cruise/Speed Control (O)
Brake Assist System (S)
Camera-based cruise control with Stop&Go function (O)
City brake function (O)
Collision Warning System (O)
Cornering Brake Control (S)
Electronic Brake Distribution (S)
Electronic hand brake (S)
Engine Start Button (S)
Front and rear park distance control (S)
Front and side airbags (S)
Front radar (S)
Full-length side curtain airbags (S)
Hill holder (S)
Immobilizer (S)
Low Tire Pressure Indicator (S)
Pasrking Assistance (O)
Passenger Assist Handles (S)
Pedestrian and collision warning (O)
Proactive driving assistant (O)
Rear camera and radar (S)
Service Interval Indicator (S)
Speed limit info (O)
Standard Cruise/Speed Control (S)
Theft Deterrent System (S)
Traffic jam assistant (O)
10.3-inch multi-funciton touchscreen (O)
12V power outlet (S)
200GB internal HD (O)
6.5-inch touchscreen (S)
AM/FM Radio, Digital Radio (S)
Bluetooth (S)
BMW Apps (O)
BMW iDrive (S)
BMW Online with MyInfo (O)
Coming Home Device (S)
ConnectedDrive Services (S)
Garage Door Opener (S)
Internal HD (S)
Keyless entry (S)
MP3 Player (O)
Navigation (S)
Remote Audio Controls (S)
Satellite radio (S)
4 x sepakers, standard audio system (S)
Smart Card/Key (S)
12 x speakers, 360 watt, Harmon/Kardon Premium Sound (O)
Text To Speech / Speech To Text (O)
Wi-Fi hotspot (O)
Wireless charging pad (O)
Climate control (S)
Remote control (S)
Ventilation System (S)
Head Restraints (S)
Heated front seats (S)
Isofix Preparation (S)
Leather-trimmed, tilt telescoping (S)
Door Entry Light (S)
Heated washer (S)
Moonroof (O)
Power Locks (S)
Power Locks, With Passive Access (Card Key) (S)
Tinted glass windows (S)
Zone-tinted windshield with wipers (S)
Automatic rear-view mirror (S)
Foldable side mirrors (S)
Illuminated driver and passenger vanity mirror (S)
Memory adjustment (S)
Toned heated driver and passenger power side mirrors with turn signals (S)
Adaptive LED headlights with turn lights and high beam assist (O)
Headlight Control, Dusk Sensor (S)
LED daytime running lights (S)
LED headlights with cornering lights (S)
LED taillights (S)
Alloy Look On Instrument Panel And Shift Knob (S)
Cargo Area Cover (S)
Cloth (S)
Dark Oak wood trim (O)
Electronic Brown Trim (S)
Eucalyptus wood trim (O)
Leather and cloth (S)
Mega Carum Spice Grey SensaTec with Brown Cloth highlights (S)
Tera Dark Truffle Vernasca Leather (S)
Titanium Look On Instrument Panel (S)
Wood/Woodgrain On Instrument Panel (S)
DAB+ digital radio (S)
Navigation system (S)
Heated seats (S)
Heated steering wheel (S)
Air-filter (S)
Center console with storage, 4 USB ports and docking for 2 smartphones (S)
Engine start button (S)
Tinted glass roof with ultraviolet and infrared protection (S)
12V power outlet (S)
3-point front seats safety belts with pretentioners, load limiters, lap anchor pretensioners (S)
3-point second row safety belts for all seats (S)
360-degree parking camera (O)
4-wheel anti-lock braking system (ABS) (S)
Advanced side curtain air bags (S)
Anti-theft alarm and immobilizer system (S)
Automatic driving on city streets (O)
Automatic emergency braking (S)
Autopark - parallel and perendicular self-parking (O)
Blind spot sensor (S)
Collision warning system (S)
Driver and front passenger knee air bags (S)
Driver and front passenger seat side air bags (S)
Driver and passenger front air bags (S)
Electronic Brake Force Distribution (S)
3 x forward looking cameras (O)
Forward looking radar (O)
2 x forward looking side cameras (O)
Front and rear parking sensors (S)
Front passenger airbag occupancy sensor (S)
Front row acoustic safety belt warning (S)
High-Speed autosteer (O)
Integrated Advanced Stability Control (S)
Lane depart sensors (S)
Lane keeping with automatic steering (O)
Navigate on Autopilot (O)
Rear door child safety locks (S)
Rear seats head airbags (S)
1 x rearward looking camera (O)
2 x rearward looking side cameras (O)
Recognize and respond to traffic lights and stop signs (O)
Rollover crash sensor (S)
Self-Driving Functionality (O)
Summon your car remotely (O)
Tire pressure monitoring system (S)
Traffic aware cruise control (TACC) (O)
12 x ultrasonic sensors (wider range) (O)
15.4 LCD touchscreen (S)
Automatic keyless entry (S)
Custom driver profiles (S)
Dual-front USB ports (S)
Flash memory storage (S)
Music and media over Bluetooth (S)
Standard maps and navigation (S)
Standard-definition back-up camera (S)
Upgraded audio-immersive sound (S)
Voice recognition system (S)
Automatic dual-zone climate control (S)
Remote control air-conditioning (S)
Secondary ventilation controls (S)
Ventilation system (S)
12-way power adjustable heated front seats (S)
60/40 split-folding rear seats (S)
Child seat anchors (S)
Driver seat detection sensor for start-stop functionality (S)
Height adjustable front seatbelts (S)
Manually adjusted steering wheel (S)
Flush-mounted door handles (S)
Keyless NFC keycard (S)
Manual rear liftgate (S)
Metal interior door handles (S)
Power cargo access remote release (S)
Power windows with one-touch up/down (S)
Rain-sensing, adjustable-speed windshield wipers (S)
Solar-absorbing, laminated safety glass rear window with defroster (S)
UV and infrared blocking safety glass windshield (S)
Auto dimming, power folding, heated side mirrors (S)
Electrochromatic inside rearview mirror (S)
Auto high-beam headlights (S)
Cargo area light (S)
LED daytime running lights (S)
LED fog lamps (S)
LED headlights (S)
LED taillights (S)
Premium seat material and trim (S)
Black side sill and wheel arch body mouldings (S)
Centre console storage box (S)
Chrome beltline mouldings (S)
High-gloss black centre fascia trim (S)
High-gloss black door insert trim (S)
High-gloss black lower console trim (S)
Luggage area load cover and net hooks (S)
Matt black radiator grille (S)
Rear spoiler (S)
Roof rails (S)
Adaptive smart cruise control with Stop & Go (S)
Alarm System and Engine Immobiliser (S)
All-round height adjustable headrests (S)
All-round three-point seatbelts (S)
Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS) (S)
Charging indicator on dashboard (S)
Door Deadlocks (S)
Driver knee airbag (S)
Electronic Stability Control (ESC) (S)
Elelctronic parking brake with Autohold (S)
Emergency Stop Signalling (ESS) (S)
Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist (FCA) (S)
Front and rear centre armrests (S)
Front parking sensors (S)
Front passenger airbag cut-off switch (S)
Front seatbelts with height adjusters (S)
Hill-start Assist Control (HAC) (S)
Impact-sensing auto door unlocking (S)
Interior Door Lock/Unlock Function (S)
ISOFIX (S)
Lane Follow Assist (LFA) (S)
Lane Keep Assist System (LKAS) (S)
Locking Wheel Nuts (S)
Motor Driven Power Steering (MDPS) (S)
Rear parking sensors (S)
Reversing camera system integrated into the screen (S)
Speed limiter (S)
Speed Sensing Auto Door Locking (Dealer-Activated Feature) (S)
Start/Stop button with Smart Entry System (S)
Twin curtain airbags with roll-over sensor (S)
Twin front airbags (S)
Twin side front airbags (S)
Tyre Mobility Kit (S)
Tyre Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) (S)
10.25-inch infotainment touchscreen with navigation (S)
7-inch colour display for instrument cluster (S)
Apple CarPlay and Android Auto with Voice Control (S)
Bluetooth (S)
DAB radio with MP3 compatibility (S)
Fast charging USB port in centre console (S)
Front USB port (S)
Kia Connected Services Featuring TomTom (S)
Shark fin antenna (S)
8 x speaker JBL Premium Sound System with subwoofer, external amp and front centre speaker (S)
Telematics System with UVO Connect Services (S)
Trip comupter and digital clock (S)
Wireless mobile phone charger (S)
Rear ventilation duct (S)
Single automatic air-conditioning (S)
60:40 split-folding second row seats (S)
8-way power-adjustable driver's seat (S)
Driver's seat with power lumbar support (S)
Heated front seats (S)
Manual height adjustment of passenger's seat (S)
High-gloss black steering wheel trim (S)
Leather-trimmed and heated steering wheel (S)
Regenerative braking level with paddle shifters on the steering wheel (S)
Shift by wire (S)
Steering wheel-mounted controls (S)
Tilt and telescoping steering wheel adjustment (S)
Aluminium door scuff plates (S)
Chrome-coated exterior door handles (S)
Leather-trimmed door armrests (S)
Power windows front (S)
Privacy glass on rear windows and tailgate (S)
Rain-sensing front wipers (S)
Satin finish interior door handles (S)
Solar glass (S)
Auto-dimming rear-view mirror (S)
Body-coloured, high-gloss side mirrors (S)
Driver's wide view door mirror (S)
Electrically folding, adjustable and heated side mirrors with LED turn signals (S)
Sunvisors with vanity mirror illumination (front seats) (S)
Ambient lighting (S)
Automatic headlight control (S)
Bulb-type overhead console lamp with sunglasses case (S)
Centre room lamp (S)
Front bulb fog lights (S)
LED DRLs (S)
LED headlights with bi-function projection (S)
LED rear combination lights (S)
Luggagae area light (S)
Manual headlight levelling device (S)
Welcome and Follow-me-home light functionality (S)
Black leather with partial faux leather elements (S)

Additional information

Additional information about this electric vehicle.

Additional informationBMW i3 interior worlds have different names and variants in different markets. In the US they are Deka World / Mega World / Giga World / Tera World. In the UK they are Atelier / Lodge / Loft / Suite.---
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